Third Chi­naSin­ga­pore Fo­rum on so­cial gov­er­nance

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION -

BEI­JING—The third Chi­naSin­ga­pore Fo­rum on So­cial Gov­er­nance was held in Sin­ga­pore on Wed­nes­day.

Mem­ber of the Po­lit­i­cal Bureau of the Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC) Cen­tral Com­mit­tee and head of the Com­mis­sion for Po­lit­i­cal and Le­gal Af­fairs of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee Meng Jianzhu and Sin­ga­pore’s Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Co­or­di­nat­ing Min­is­ter for Na­tional Se­cu­rity Teo Chee Hean co-chaired the fo­rum and de­liv­ered key­note speeches.

Meng said that di­ver­sity is the driv­ing force be­hind the progress of civ­i­liza­tions and a ma­jor hall­mark of so­cial progress. Rich di­ver­sity brings both op­por­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges.

In such a con­text, how to max­i­mize the ben­e­fits while min­i­miz­ing the dam­age and im­prove so­cial gov­er­nance un­der di­ver­si­fied con­di­tions is a chal­lenge fac­ing all coun­tries in the world, he said, adding though China and Sin­ga­pore have dif­fer­ent na­tional con­di­tions, the two coun­tries have many com- mon­al­i­ties in so­cial gov­er­nance and broad prospects for ex­changes and co­op­er­a­tion in this area.

Meng noted that the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment pays spe­cial at­ten­tion to so­cial gov­er­nance un­der di­ver­si­fied con­di­tions.

“We have made ac­tive ef­forts for sys­tem­atic, law­based, in­te­grated, and source-based gov­er­nance and de­vel­oped a mod­ern way of so­cial gov­er­nance that keeps with China’s re­al­ity and the chang­ing times and meets peo­ple’s as­pi­ra­tions.

We have thus main­tained both pub­lic se­cu­rity and or­der as well as kept so­cial vi­tal­ity,” said Meng.

Meng also shared his ob­ser­va­tions on im­prov­ing so­cial gov­er­nance un­der di­verse con­di­tions. It’s im­por­tant to be open and in­clu­sive, as well as pro­vide broad space for in­no­va­tion in so­cial gov­er­nance, he said.

Mean­while, he said it’s cru­cial to co­op­er­ate, ex­change and share to make sure so­cial gov­er­nance is sys­tem­atic, in­te­grated and co­or­di­nated.—Xin­hua res­cued from the enor­mous piles of mud un­leashed at around 5 p.m. Tues­day, ac­cord­ing to mil­i­tary spokesman Brig. Jayanath Jayaweera.

Vil­lagers re­called hear­ing and see­ing the tor­rents of muddy wa­ter, tree branches and de­bris crash­ing down around their homes.

“I heard a huge sound like a plane crash- with their hands, sticks and shov­els to search for sur­vivors in the farm­ing vil­lages of Siripura, Palle­bage and Elagip­itya in Ke­galle District, about 72 kilo­me­ters (45 miles) north of Colombo, Jayaweera said. Heavy fog and con­tin­u­ing rain, along with elec­tric­ity out­ages and the in­sta­bil­ity of the ground.—Agen­cies

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